Fauna and Defloration

by Barren of Shape

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Noctilucant I've maintained the mind set (for years) that 99% of grindcore is garbage. This changes everything, and shows a lot of promise here. If the riffs get a bit more infectious then these guys are surely onto something special.
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Tyme I had a lot of fun with this release. A lot of different stuff going on. This is extremely raw but if these guys up the jazz quotient a bit and flesh out the instrumentation, you'd be looking at a beast of a trio. Plus, any band who incorporates that crazy spider-head alien from The Thing into their cover art, gets my vote on the aesthetic alone..... no reason not to take a chance here.....
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    High-bias, professionally-dubbed cassette. Wasabi green cassette shell pad printed with Barren of Shape's logo; hand-numbered and stamped. Also comes with a custom From Corners Unknown sticker. Edition of 40.

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Stroboscalp 04:24
Solipsism 03:56


This is FCU003.

What began as a sludge endeavor between three close friends (Tom, Dario, Dylan), Barren of Shape quickly evolved into a maniacal experiment of dual bass grindcore. Pockmarked with funky jazz interludes, percussive blasts, chirps and shrieks a la Mike Patton, a grimy undertow of undulating bass wires, and slick grooves to boot, Fauna and Defloration is nineteen minutes of grind gone awry. It's a cheeky deluge of zaniness sure to smear a smile across your face.

** NOTE: We apologize for the exorbitant shipping prices to anywhere outside of the U.S. USPS charges absurdly high rates and we've struggled to find ways to reduce them. If you order more than one cassette (any combination of our releases), we can partially reduce the cost.


released August 9, 2018

Album credits:

Dylan “Blastma" Vanderbemden: Bringing the funkies to the junkies & drums; special thanks to ganja for keeping me slightly happy and cuul as foock.

Tom “The Unhygienic Diabetic" Verelst: Loud front noises and what appears to be bass; special thanks to the bad people with good taste in music, dragon dildos, and sugar (you'll all believe me when I'm dead).

Dario "Acid Flashback" Dettori: Bass and random fuckery; special thanks to Redbull and Judy the rehearsal shack dog for spiritual guidance.

Recorded at HALENOISE HQ summer of 2017
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Owen Swerts
Artwork by Jasper Swerts

Cassette Layout by Andrew Stephens

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